Saturday, December 31, 2005

From the Rockies to the Poconos

Alright, folks. Here are a few photos we took on our journey to PA from KC. We were going to take a whole bunch, but as you can imagine, there isn't much to see from I-70. I did my best to get as interresting as i could.

This is my dad in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn in Village West, KCK.

Please note: We got the U-Haul with the space ship. Even my dad knows how much i like sci-fi.

This is a picture of me. Please note: My brother's Honda is actually pushing the U-Haul on this journey!

This is a photo of the first rest area we stopped at.

C'mon, folks! There are slim pickins across the midwest!!!

This was scary, scary, scary. If any of you do not understand what Bible Belt means, look no further than Illinois.

Yikes. That sucker was HUGE too......
Probably 4 stories high!!!!

And to reiterate my point: My Favorite Sign


More updates to come.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Will Santa be able to find me?

Well friends, I’m leaving tomorrow for the Big KC! For those of you who would like to hang out while I’m in town, I would love to!!! I know we’re all busy, but I plan on seeing A-ron for an evening, so anyone who wants to tag along should come (Laura, Heather, this means you!!!)
After being in KC for a couple days, I will make my way to St. Louis. The city of the arch – where my best friend, Ambo will be waiting for me with open arms – and a bottle of booze – right?
And then off to glorious PA, where I know no one, but will have a marvelous time driving for 2.5 days and chatting it up with my pa, and my new iPod! My brother and stepsister will be out there as well, so maybe there can do some much needed bonding.
Good Times, Good Times. I know it will be over before it began, but I can’t wait to go!!!

As I make this closing post, I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays – except Amber, whom I fart in your general direction (in honor of her sentiments) and will come back to blogger with many wonderful tales of adventure in the Big A.

Happy Holidays SEE Quine, Denny, Jason, Jade, Laura, Heather, Caffenator, Totalvo, bt, Kurt, Dilaram, Master Shadow and of course, A-ron!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Start spreading the news
I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
And make a brand new start of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps
To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting awayI'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.
I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps

To find I'm king of the hill, top of the heap
These little town blues
Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

Yessiree!!!! I am getting ready for Christmas!!! I am working like a mad woman to get my gifts together, my bags packed and ready to rock and roll for the Christmas Holidays!!! So as most of you may know, I will be going home to KC on Friday. As much as I haven’t been around blogging in the last week, I almost guarantee only 1 or 2 posts while I am away for Xmas Vaca! Why, you ask? Well, with the entire forced holiday week off unpaid, I don’t plan on sitting around eating bon bons in the freezing Midwest. I plan on freezing my tail feather off on the East Coast! After Christmas, I am going on a road trip with my dad out to Pennsylvania! He lives in Allentown, and we are moving my stepsister out there in a U-Haul! (which is why it is IMPERITIVE I get my iPod ready for the 2.5 day drive!!!!) Many of you know this plan has been in the works for months, but what you may NOT know, is that my dad and I are going to NYC for a few days!!!! I am so EXCITED!!!!!! I can’t wait to see EVERYTHING!!!! Okay, so maybe I can’t see EVERYTHING in 2 days, but I want to see a lot!!! Does anyone have any suggestions of things I CAN’T miss?

Monday, December 19, 2005

7 Days to Go!!!!

Well, I am excited about Christmas! I know, I know, ENOUGH ABOUT CHRISTMAS, ALREADY!!!!

Well Bah Humbug on YOU!!!
I got all of my Christmas shopping done over the weekend, and I feel pleasantly happy with my shopping choices. I think all involved will find my gifts pleasant and warm.

I was a little upset with the gift I gave Josh. He wanted an external hard drive, so we went to B*** B** to purchase one (I will not advertise for anyone, except who is on my own Christmas list). What ruffled my feathers, put my panties in a wad, and stuck a tropical fruit up my azz, was the fact the above mention item was advertised at one price, but then sold at another. Why, you ask? It is all due to ‘rebates’. Now, initially, I would not buy a product with a rebate – but the guy at B*** B** told us we could fill out all the information online! “Online? Cool!” It meant no mailing off receipts! No cutting out UPC codes! I would receive my $ back faster, right? Wrong. We got home to send in for the $150 rebate, and of course it wasn’t that simple. One rebate online was through B*** B**, while the other was through the manufacturer. At first, this daunted me only a little – but who cares! One more screen to fill out? No problem. The B*** B** rebate was completed and sent of within minutes! But as I clicked on the link to the manufacturer’s rebate, the only thing that popped up at a first glance was an address! Yep! You guessed it, I have to mail in the friggin’ UPC and wait for an additional 6-8 weeks for processing. Hooray.
Looks like I’m out $150 until March.

But on a lighter side, I already got my Christmas present from Josh! It’s a new iPod for my road trip out to the east coast! I’m so excited! It’s black with a black FM tuner!
My dad got me a pretty swanky gift too! I can’t wait to get it!!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

My Wish List

Hello friends.

I have spent the evening trying to decide what i wanted for Christmas (for anyone who wants to get me something!). I tried to find a myriad of prices, so hopefully there is a little something for everyone!

My Christmas List
just cut and paste my email to view my wish list:

Happy Shopping!!!

and p.s.
i highly suggest you do this every year! it really cuts down on getting crappy gifts you have to 'regift'.
and no, i'm not just ASKING people for gifts with this post, but my family reads my blog (although you wouldn't know it since they never COMMENT!!!!) and they have asked me to fill out a 'wish list' and send it to them. i figured i'd post it, so if i could not only tell them what i want, it would make them possibly COMMENT on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks mom and dad! Can't wait to see you on the 23rd!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Office Party Madness

Well friends, it is getting to be that time of the year again:
You got it. The Holidays. Which equal the dreaded:
Office Christmas Parties

I've just read a wonderful article from the BBC News that might help you out by giving you some good advice.

This year, we will be holding this blessed event at our offices.
Now, I know that most Christmas parties are held in the office, but for the last few years, we have had a nice dinner at a hotel banquet hall. After all, what kind of Christmas party do you have at a landscaping company? I mean, most of the time, we go out to the local sports bar, and somehow end up at the titty by 11:30! So I’m not really sure what has been going on in the minds of the owner and his wife. Sure it will be catered, but where on earth will we all sit? We have 1 conference room that could POSSIBLY fit everyone, but we are supposed to bring a guest! How is that going to work? I’m thinking I will have to sit on Josh’s lap just to eat my mashed potatoes! (cross your fingers, I HOPE they have mashed potatoes!). It all seems very odd to me. Apparently there will be no booze this year (as there were years in the past). Maybe they are relying on the employees to drink on their own dime someplace else.
This makes me a little mad. The last couple years, we had a 2 drink limit that the company paid for. I thought this was very nice. But since they cancelled the summer employee appreciation picnic (what does THAT say?) I foresee the cheap factor looming up. So no nice dinner, no booze, and no clean chairs to sit on. It’s a wonder we are a 20 million dollar company.
Then again, maybe they just don’t want everyone to get drunk and have a loose tongue.
I still say boo. I want my company party to be worth it, dammit!
Ah well. At least I will be able to mosey over to the local sports bar with the other drunks! Maybe later we will end up at the Grizzly Rose riding the mechanical bull, like last time!!!

Funny Joke

I know i've forwarded this joke to most of you, but i thought it was pretty funny!

A woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it's a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt. God works in mysterious ways.
After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "'re a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but we're unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days".
Flattered, the man replies, "Oh yes, I agree with you completely, this must be a sign from God!"
The woman continues, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune."
Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle and immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man.
The man asks, "Aren't you having any?"
The woman replies, "No. I think I'll just wait for the police...."

MORAL OF THE STORY: Women are evil

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Best Presesnt Evarrrrr!!!!!!!!

Amber, you have really outdone yourself.
You are the bestest friend in the whole wide world.

Amber actually wrote Planetdan (whom i love and will marry - while at the same time be married to Jack Black - i'm sure neither will mind) and told him to send me a birthday email.

Is that not the coolest fucking thing in the world?
If you can't read it, here is the skinny -

I heard it was your birfday. Someone told me I should say hello and stuff and that would make you happy, as if it would be like getting a telegram from a celebrity or something, but I am not a celebrity. I'm just some dude in minneapolis. But I'm still happy that you are 28, so good luck until 29.


seriously, folks. Is that not awesome?
Is Amber not the bestest friend in the whole wide world?
Planetdan is my favorite blog. I have been reading him for almost 2 years now, and i have decided to put him on my marrying list right next to Jack Black, Johnny Depp and Bruce Campbell. I mean, c'mon. Isn't he dashing?

I am just all teary eyed. Just like i was when he put me in his 2004 Halloween Gallery. The greatest day of my life.

Okay. Getting a little weird here.

But seriously, Amber. That was the best gift ever. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Bon Anniversaire!

Well friends, today I am 28.
2 years until i am 30.

Today for my birthday I:

Ate a hostess cherry pie
Drank a mocha
Wore my new fall (hairpiece) I bought on Sunday as my mom's gift
Got an ecard from Amber -------------->
Got a birthday wish from A-ron:
happy birthday.
i got so much crap for trying to get you a gift last year i'm not going to do it again. therefore all you get is this email.
happy birthday.
Got a call from my dad
have reservations for sushi at lunch
Will eat at my favorite restaurant, Cafe Berlin
Drink mass quantities of booze

Amber also sent me a list of special events that happend on this day in history. Can you believe I was born of the same day as Willa Cather, Tom Waits, and Pony Boy Curtis?!

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Ponyboy Curtis: Ponyboy Curtis is the main
character in the book. He is part of the
Greasers gang and lives with his two brothers.
His parents died in a road accident and he is
loyal to the Greasers although he is clever and
likes school. He hates the Socs, or Socials,
the neighbouring rich kids gang who jump
Greasers like Ponyboy just to have a good time.

Which Outsiders Character Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.
What a great movie. Maybe i'll go watch it tonight for my birthday! haha! or i will just go drink booze!!!
You can take more outsiders quizzes here if you like!

I wonder what Josh will get me........
any guesses?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Don't forget to hang up yr sock!

Since i was ill last week, i ended up staying in all weekend.
So what did i do? Put up a 'HOLIDAY TREE'.
heh heh heh. Who am i kidding....
I got a friggin' Christmas Tree!!!!

I love Christmas. It is so much fun. Every year, my mom and I buy each other ornaments, and swap pictures of our trees. This year, Josh took a slew of my Nativity Scene, which i inherited from my grammy. What's funny about the Nativity Scene, is that for years I remembered it as a glorious piece of Grammy History (which it was, don't get me wrong), but i laughed histerically as i unwrapped the pieces i haven't seen since before she died in 1998. The 'upgraded' Mary, Joseph and Jesus are all bigger than the rest of the figures. When i told my mom this, she said my grammy always believed that those were the most important figures, so they had to be bigger than the others. I laughed pretty hard, but then Josh agreed, and said it was the same in most renaissance paintings. Okay. I'll go along with that. But what about the fact that when you turn the 'upgrades' over, you see a black crayon mark that says $.59 on each figure! I laughed even harding thinking that my grammy got her 'upgraded' nativity figurines at the thrift store. If you knew her, you would know this is just like her.

All in all, it was a nice weekend, but i am ready to get schnookered on Wednesday for my 28th b-day. i'm going a little stir crazy in my house!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Am I the only one who remembers this show?

Did anyone else ever watch this kid's show? I remember it was on Channel 41 in the mornings, and my brother and I loved it. I also remember the actors on the show wearing rainbow clothing or something. When did they stop making silly shows like this?

I think this guy's name was Baxter.

It's the Great Space Coaster. Get on board.
On the Great Space Coaster. We'll explore.

A comet ride of fantasy
To a place where dreams are fast and free
With new friends and new things to see
We'll spin you through the galaxy

On the Great Space Coaster. Oh-oh-oh.
On the Great Space Coaster. Off we go.

Get on board, step inside, soarin' on a magic ride.
Roarin' towards the other side where only rainbows hide.

On the Great Space Coaster (Oh-oh oh)
On the Great Space Coaster (Get on board)
On the Great Space Coaster (Get on board)
On the Great Space Coaster
Off we go!

Friday, December 02, 2005

Long Strange Trip

Well, i finally realized why i look so weird i so many of my pictures. I have come to the conclusion that i need glasses.

I know!!! ME???? GLASSES????

Why would i want to hide my cute face?

Heavy Sigh.

Everyone in my family wears glasses except me. I thought i was unique because if this. I thought of all the crappy traits i have received from BOTH sides of the family, this ONE thing i lacked was a bonus. A plus. A reason to celebrate!

But lo -

I am cursed just like the rest of my family.

No flying fighter jets for me.

My days of swimming in a pool, and being able to see at the same time are over.

No more wearing whichever sunglasses I want.

Guess i'll kiss taking photos without glare in them goodbye.


I will have to get used to wearing my glasses instead of those stylish protective eye gogles when i'm doing chemistry experiments.

I'll have to get used to being able to read streetsigns at a long distance.

I will have to learn enhance my reflexes after someone pulls a 3 Stooges on me and tries to poke me in the eyes. I will now learn to grab their nose and slap it off instead of cringing in pain since my glasses protected the initial onslaught.......

Whew. I got a long road ahead of me......

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Friggin' Creepy

Hello all. I don't quite remember what i was searching for when i found this page - but it's creeping me out.
Careful, there's loud piano music that goes along with this site.

Peter Pan's Homepage

Check out his fashion pages.
They are quite........
Little Lord Fontleroy, eat your heart out!

The appearances on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel look like something i would've like to have seen. i didn't realize this guy was so popular!